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Bienvenidos from Mexico

Bienvenidos from Mexico

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


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Many students were sad to see their favorite teacher couple move 2400 miles away in the summer of 2014, yet happy to know that great opportunities were on the way. Since then,  Brandon Wolf, a former sports marketing teacher, and Laura Wolf, a former AP U.S. History and U.S. History Honors teacher, ha...

On the fast track to Penn State

On the fast track to Penn State

Devon Lee, Profile Editor

April 6, 2016


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It is common for students to begin sports at a young age. Few students stick with the sport, and even fewer are given the opportunity to play throughout college. However, after verbally committing to Penn State, sophomore Ally Kurland is now amongst the sparse group of athletes who are able to play i...

Supervising the building

Supervising the building

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016


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For most, a challenge is something to steer away from. For building supervisor Guery Cespedes, however, it is an invitation. With the condition of the building as a source of pride for him, Cespedes tackles everything from large leaks to summer school mayhem head-on and full-heartedly. “The reaso...

Senior Daytona Gransback capitalizes on last year at LB

Senior Daytona Gransback capitalizes on last year at LB

Ellie Weber, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


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Senior Daytona Gransback is living, breathing proof that there’s a first time for everything. Having never played field hockey in her life, she made the varsity team this fall. Yet again, she has tried a new sport this spring and was welcomed onto the roster of the girls varsity lacrosse team after jus...

As digital education grows, Woodruff adds Korean to his curriculum

As digital education grows, Woodruff adds Korean to his curriculum

Pooja Shethna, Style Editor

March 23, 2016


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As more and more people go digital, so do schools. Teachers are pushing the use of online textbooks and Blackboard for assignments. Schools are getting iPads and tablets to assist learning, and students, such as senior Idan Woodruff, are taking classes online. “I took an online class because I was...

Meeting the Weidingers

Meeting the Weidingers

Maggie Komoniewski, Arts Editor

March 16, 2016


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Matt and Jean Weidinger, parents of eight, met while attending Georgetown University. Matt currently works for the Ways and Means committee, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Jean Weidinger worked as a cancer nurse, but is currently works with testing at LB. J.C., the oldest Weiding...

Evan Kramer brings NOVAC to LB

Evan Kramer brings NOVAC to LB

Steve Hong, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2016


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There are over 60 clubs at LB, all started by a student with a passion and a goal. One of the newest additions to the wide variety is the Astronomy Club created by senior Evan Kramer. “I’m part of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC),” Kramer said. NOVAC is an observation-focused astro...

Dynamic Hoppock duo takes on LB

Dynamic Hoppock duo takes on LB

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

March 8, 2016


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The sound of history teacher Rich Hoppock’s voice can be heard steadily rising in pitch as another witty comment escapes his lips during class. Hoppock’s refreshing deadbeat humor is a staple in his AP Economics, Comparative Government and honors U.S. History classes. Hoppock studied history and...

Music on the Next Level

Music on the Next Level

Maggie Komoniewski, Arts Editor

March 3, 2016


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Senior Ilenna Kim has been playing her violin for 11 years, and although it is her senior year, she is not stopping there. Kim is auditioning for college music programs around the country to continue her music education and prepare for a career as a music teacher. “[To me], music is a way of expression,” K...

Davidson uses strong family bond to excel in athletic career

Davidson uses strong family bond to excel in athletic career

February 29, 2016


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Two weeks ago the varsity indoor track team saw yet another accomplishment added to its  their resume by winning the 6A North Region Championship. Among those to compete and play a part in this victory was junior Skyla Davidson, who not only does winter track, but spring track and cheerleading as wel...

LB actor Ian Thompson gets big break

LB actor Ian Thompson gets big break

Nathan Reiff, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


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Every young actor at LB and beyond dreams of that big break—that first big role to propel them into stardom and the acting career they’ve always dreamed of. That just may have happened for sophomore Ian Thompson. In 2015, Thompson responded to a tweet by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox promo...

Unlikely path to hockey doesn’t stop Glenn Vega

Unlikely path to hockey doesn’t stop Glenn Vega

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016


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Football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross country, swim and dive, cheer, tennis. In the large, diverse culture that is LB, there exists a plethora of after-school activities, clubs and sports teams. Some of these clubs and sports are more well known than others; however, one sport that seeming...